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Litwak & Partners opens in Montevideo and BVI

Monday, March 28, 2011

Martin Litwak
Opalesque Industry Update - After having worked for a leading Argentinean law firm, followed by one of the most prestigious multi-jurisdictional offshore power houses and also for the largest law firm in Uruguay, Martin Litwak is pleased to announce the opening of Litwak & Partners.

Litwak & Partners is a boutique law firm specializing in international transactional work with an emphasis on investment funds, capital markets, corporate finance and wealth management.

We are headquartered in Montevideo, Uruguay, but we also have an associated office in the British Virgin Islands and are working on setting up a further one in the Cayman Islands.

Because we have a greater understanding of the Latin American market and culture than is typically found in an Anglo Saxon law firm, we are able to tailor our services to the particular needs and expectations of our regional clientele. Our lawyers have lived in the English-speaking Caribbean, and are therefore able to provide multilingual offshore legal services which are as sophisticated as one might expect to find at any of the leading offshore law firms.

We offer an alternative to the traditional multi-jurisdictional anglo-saxon law firms with offices in the BVI, the Cayman Islands and/or other traditional offshore jurisdictions. It is our firm belief that when a complex cross border transaction has a Latin-American component, we are placed in a better position than any of these law firms to provide the legal advice that is required.

Our clients include investment funds, sponsors, promoters and other functionaries; banks and financial institutions; HNW individuals, wealth planners and family offices; fiduciary service providers; and legal, accountancy, and other professional service providers in the region.

The firm’s managing partner is Martin Litwak. Martin, who is of originally from Argentina, received his law degree with a “diploma de honor” from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) in 1998, where he graduated in the first percentile of his class. He obtained his Masters degree in Finance & Law in 2000 from UCEMA, where he graduated first in his class.

Martin has broad-based corporate and finance experience and extensive experience in fund formation and is a recognised leader in the investment funds industry. As of today, Martin has formed more than 250 offshore investment funds in the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands and other offshore jurisdictions such as Guernsey and Luxembourg etc.

In 2009 Martin was ranked by Who’s Who Legal as one of the best legal practitioners worldwide for his work in the formation of private funds. He was also awarded the second prize at the Best Paper Award contest organised by the Inter-American Bar Association (for his paper “Current Trends in the Latin American Hedge Fund Industry. Lessons from the Financial Meltdown”) and was included in Tier/Band 4 of the prestigious publication Chambers & Partners, in the ranking for Latin American practitioners (Capital Markets sub-category).

In 2010 Martin was again listed by Who´s Who Legal and also by Euromoney and Lawyer 100 as a prominent investment funds specialist.

On the opening of his own law firm, Martin has commented: “This was a natural step in my professional career. I have learned a lot working for large law firms, but I feel much more comfortable working in the context of a highly specialised boutique law firm. This is much more consistent with the way in which I have always delivered my services. I have always done my very best to be available for my clients on a 24/7 basis, deliver a very personalised advice, work as quickly as possible and try to really add value”.

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